David Sanger’s piece in this morning’s NYT explores the USG’s attempts to justify cracking down on cyber-theft of intellectual property of U.S. firms while at the same time continuing to spy on non-U.S. firms for different purposes.
In this Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson speaks with former US ambassador to Russia, Hoover senior fellow, and Stanford political science professor Michael McFaul. McFaul discusses Russian president Vladimir Putin’s complex and evolving rhetoric and strategic objectives, emphasizing recent developments in the US-Russia relationship, Putin and former US Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, and Ukraine’s strategic importance to Russia.
Until Cliven Bundy shot himself in the foot with his racist diatribe, he was helping to rekindle the Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s. Mr. Bundy grazed his cattle on Bureau of Land Management land in Nevada and refused to pay over $1 million in grazing fees and fines because he claims the federal government has no right to the land.
Vaccination is one of the most important advances in public health in recent centuries. Hundreds of vaccines have all but eradicated many of the infectious disease scourges of the past. But outbreaks of Meningitis B (MenB) — which is caused by serotype B of a bacterium called Neisseria meningitidis, or meningococcus — on at least four college campuses during the past eighteen months show that more needs to be done.
A hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on Using new Ocean Technologies: Promoting Efficient Maritime Transportation and Improving Maritime Domain Awareness and Response Capability. Video and written testimony.
LONDON (MNI) - Bank of England Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy Charles Bean said Tuesday that he believes publishing transcripts of the rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee's monthly meetings could inhibit free and flowing policy discussion.